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Welcome to the Textile Institute World Conference

 

 

Sustainability of the Textile and Fashion Supply Chain – Transitioning to Zero Carbon and Zero Waste

 

The 92nd Textile Institute World Conference (TIWC) 2023 will be hosted by the University of Huddersfield on 3-6 July 2023. Please click here to register. 

You are cordially invited to participate in The 92nd Textile Institute World Conference (TIWC) 2023, hosted by Conference Chairman Prof Parik Goswami CText FTI, the Department of Fashion and Textiles, and the Technical Textiles Research Centre (TTRC) at the University of Huddersfield. The conference theme, ‘Sustainability of the Textile and Fashion Supply Chain – Transitioning to Zero Carbon and Zero Waste’, is focused on identifying the current scenario as well as emerging sustainable practices and solutions throughout the whole supply chain of textile and fashion products, starting from raw materials to manufacturing processes, distribution and retailing, use by consumers and up to the end-of-life phases.

Furthermore, the conference will address various strategies to manage the impact of the textile and fashion supply chain on the environment and climate change. The theme directly aligns with the worldwide initiatives being undertaken in moving toward zero carbon emission. Divided into several sub-themes and organised by academic and industrial experts, the conference will cover the latest developments and inventions towards achieving reduced carbon emissions in the apparel and fashion sectors and high-end and specialised technical textile products. This conference aims to demonstrate how the triple helix model of the academic–industry-government dialogues could benefit the industry and create a meaningful roadmap towards achieving zero carbon ambitions before 2050.

The conference will also include but not be limited to the following subthemes: 

  • Future Fashion 
  • Composites 
  • Green Skills
  • Dyes, Pigments, and Polymer
  • Nonwovens
  • Technical Textiles

The textile industry is by its nature diverse and multi-disciplinary. Therefore while the key theme for The 92nd TI World Conference is ‘Sustainability of the Textile and Fashion Supply Chain – Transitioning to Zero Carbon and Zero Waste’, the conference will wholeheartedly welcome papers discussing specific topics encompassing:

Advanced Fibres and Materials Manufacture, Biomaterials, Business, CAD/CAE Technology, Circularity and New Business Models, Clothing, Coloration and Finishing, Comfort Science, Composites, Costume, Craft, Design, Economy & Supply Chain Management, Fashion, Fibre and Fabric Functionalisation, Floorcovering, Footwear, Industry, Household/Interiors, Innovative Fabric Structures/Products, Leather, Modelling & Simulation, Nanotechnology, Printing, Retailing & Branding, Smart Textiles, Sustainability, Technical Textiles, Testing and Materials Analysis, Textile Machinery, Textile Manufacturing – Knitting, Nonwovens and Weaving, Textile Recycling, Textile Cultural Heritage Science, Textile Education, Yarn Structures and Spinning.

 

Professor Parikshit Goswami CText FTI

Conference Chairman

Please see ‘about University of Huddersfield’ for bio.

Welcome to the Textile Institute World Conference

 

 

Sustainability of the Textile and Fashion Supply Chain – Transitioning to Zero Carbon and Zero Waste

 

The 92nd Textile Institute World Conference (TIWC) 2023 will be hosted by the University of Huddersfield on 3-6 July 2023. Please click here to register. 

You are cordially invited to participate in The 92nd Textile Institute World Conference (TIWC) 2023, hosted by Conference Chairman Prof Parik Goswami CText FTI, the Department of Fashion and Textiles, and the Technical Textiles Research Centre (TTRC) at the University of Huddersfield. The conference theme, ‘Sustainability of the Textile and Fashion Supply Chain – Transitioning to Zero Carbon and Zero Waste’, is focused on identifying the current scenario as well as emerging sustainable practices and solutions throughout the whole supply chain of textile and fashion products, starting from raw materials to manufacturing processes, distribution and retailing, use by consumers and up to the end-of-life phases.

Furthermore, the conference will address various strategies to manage the impact of the textile and fashion supply chain on the environment and climate change. The theme directly aligns with the worldwide initiatives being undertaken in moving toward zero carbon emission. Divided into several sub-themes and organised by academic and industrial experts, the conference will cover the latest developments and inventions towards achieving reduced carbon emissions in the apparel and fashion sectors and high-end and specialised technical textile products. This conference aims to demonstrate how the triple helix model of the academic–industry-government dialogues could benefit the industry and create a meaningful roadmap towards achieving zero carbon ambitions before 2050.

The conference will also include but not be limited to the following subthemes: 

  • Future Fashion 
  • Composites 
  • Green Skills
  • Dyes, Pigments, and Polymer
  • Nonwovens
  • Technical Textiles

The textile industry is by its nature diverse and multi-disciplinary. Therefore while the key theme for The 92nd TI World Conference is ‘Sustainability of the Textile and Fashion Supply Chain – Transitioning to Zero Carbon and Zero Waste’, the conference will wholeheartedly welcome papers discussing specific topics encompassing:

Advanced Fibres and Materials Manufacture, Biomaterials, Business, CAD/CAE Technology, Circularity and New Business Models, Clothing, Coloration and Finishing, Comfort Science, Composites, Costume, Craft, Design, Economy & Supply Chain Management, Fashion, Fibre and Fabric Functionalisation, Floorcovering, Footwear, Industry, Household/Interiors, Innovative Fabric Structures/Products, Leather, Modelling & Simulation, Nanotechnology, Printing, Retailing & Branding, Smart Textiles, Sustainability, Technical Textiles, Testing and Materials Analysis, Textile Machinery, Textile Manufacturing – Knitting, Nonwovens and Weaving, Textile Recycling, Textile Cultural Heritage Science, Textile Education, Yarn Structures and Spinning.

 

Professor Parikshit Goswami CText FTI

Conference Chairman

Please see ‘about University of Huddersfield’ for bio.

The Key Note Speakers for the 92nd TIWC are to be announced

Would you like to host the next TIWC?

This event is held at exciting and relevant locations around the globe and is in an important meeting point for the textile industry and members worldwide. The social events associated with the conference bring together the global community to enjoy the host country’s culture and hospitality.

Download the TIWC Expression of Interest Form

Download the TIWC Expression of Interest Form Guidelines

 

Call for papers

Call for Papers and Presentations is now open!

 

The 92nd Textile Institute World Conference (TIWC) 2023 will be hosted by the University of Huddersfield, 3-6 July 2023.

TIWC is a platform for universal information exchange, networking and social events. The event will include presentations from industry, presented papers, forums, workshops and posters. Abstracts are welcome from both industry and academia. In 2023 individuals and organisations will be able to select the option of making a presentation only, at the conference, rather than submitting an academic paper, to allow for greater industry representation and participation.

The conference theme ‘Sustainability of the Textile and Fashion Supply Chain – Transitioning to Zero Carbon and Zero Waste’, is focused on identifying the current scenario as well as emerging sustainable practices and solutions throughout the whole supply chain of textile and fashion products, starting from raw materials to manufacturing processes, distribution and retailing, use by consumers and up to the end-of-life phases.

Abstracts are welcome from both industry and academia. Guidelines for authors are available on the website. In 2023 individuals and organisations will be able to select the option of making a presentation only, at the conference, rather than submitting an academic paper, to allow for greater industry representation.

Topics

The textile industry is by its nature diverse and multi-disciplinary. Therefore, while the key theme for The 92nd TI World Conference is ‘Sustainability of the Textile and Fashion Supply Chain – Transitioning to Zero Carbon and Zero Waste’, the conference will wholeheartedly welcome papers and presentations discussing specific topics encompassing:

Advanced Fibres and Materials Manufacture, Biomaterials, Business, CAD/CAE Technology, Life Cycle Analysis, Circularity and New Business Models, Clothing, Coloration and Finishing, Comfort Science, Composites, Costume, Craft, Design, Economy & Supply Chain Management, Fashion, Fibre and Fabric Functionalisation, Floorcovering, Footwear, Industry, Household/Interiors, Innovative Fabric Structures/Products, Leather, Modelling & Simulation, Nanotechnology, Printing, Retailing & Branding, Smart Textiles, Sustainability, Technical Textiles, Testing and Materials Analysis, Textile Machinery, Textile Manufacturing – Knitting, Nonwovens and Weaving, Textile Recycling, Textile Cultural Heritage Science, Textile Education, Yarn Structures and Spinning.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission: 30 November 2022 extended to 31 January 2023 

Abstract acceptance sent to authors: 31 January 2023 extended to 28 February 2023 

Once the abstract has been accepted

Full paper (academic) and presentation submission: 31 March 2023

The early bird ticket rate will close on Monday 23 January 2023.

Submission

Abstracts should be emailed for the attention of Dr Sohel Rana TIWC-Papers@hud.ac.uk

The email subject matter is TIWC 2023 Abstract Submission.

Please click here to download the Abstract Submission Guidelines for TIWC 2023.

Please click here to download the Full Paper Author Guidelines for TIWC 2023

Start making your plans now for TIWC 2023 to ensure you don’t miss out.

Main Topics

Sustainability of the Textile and Fashion Supply Chain – Transitioning to Zero Carbon and Zero Waste.

The conference will also include but not be limited to the following subthemes:

  • Future Fashion
  • Composites
  • Green Skills
  • Dyes, Pigments, and Polymer
  • Nonwovens
  • Technical Textiles

The textile industry is by its nature diverse and multi-disciplinary. Therefore while the key theme for The 92nd TIWC 2023 is ‘Sustainability of the Textile and Fashion Supply Chain – Transitioning to Zero-Carbon’, the conference will wholeheartedly welcome papers discussing specific topics encompassing:

Advanced Fibres and Materials Manufacture, Biomaterials, Business, CAD/CAE Technology, Circularity and New Business Models, Clothing, Coloration and Finishing, Comfort Science, Composites, Costume, Craft, Design, Economy & Supply Chain Management, Fashion, Fibre and Fabric Functionalisation, Floorcovering, Footwear, Industry, Household/Interiors, Innovative Fabric Structures/Products, Leather, Modelling & Simulation, Nanotechnology, Printing, Retailing & Branding, Smart Textiles, Sustainability, Technical Textiles, Testing and Materials Analysis, Textile Machinery, Textile Manufacturing – Knitting, Nonwovens and Weaving, Textile Recycling, Textile Cultural Heritage Science, Textile Education, Yarn Structures and Spinning.

Committees

Organising Committee:

 

The main members of organising committee who will work directly with Prof Parik Goswami to organise the conference are:

 

Prof Parik Goswami, University of Huddersfield, UK

Dr Sohel Rana, University of Huddersfield, UK

Dr Andrew Hewitt, University of Huddersfield, UK

Nicola Redmore, University of Huddersfield, UK

Dr Devabrata Paramanik, University of Huddersfield, UK

James Devitt, University of Huddersfield, UK

Nicola Chiles, University of Huddersfield, UK

Lorna Ingram, University of Huddersfield, UK

Bill Macbeth, Huddersfield, UK

Martin Jenkins, Huddersfield, UK

Rob Woollin, University of Huddersfield, UK

Rachel Mountford, University of Huddersfield, UK

 

The TI Events Committee are part of the organising committee:

 

Prof Subhash Anand MBE, University of Bolton, UK

Prof  Elizabeth Barnes, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Dr Xiaogang Chen, University of Manchester, UK

Prof Mervyn Davies, The Textile Institute, UK

Stephanie Dick, The Textile Institute, UK

Robyn Ingham, The Textile Institute, UK

Helen Rowe, The Textile Institute, UK

Ian Smith, Textile Consult Ltd, UK

Prof Xungai Wang, Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre, Australia

Prof Malgorzata Zimniewska, Institute of Natural Fibres & Medicinal Plants, Poland

 

Programme Committee:

 

Long Lin, University of Leeds, UK

Prof Stephen Russell, University of Leeds, UK

Abhijit Mujumdar, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Amit Rawal, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Adam Mansell, UK Fashion and Textile Association, UK

Prasad Potluri, University of Manchester

Amanda McLaren, AW Hainsworth, UK

Alan Williams, Camira Fabrics, UK

Steve Westland, University of Leeds, UK

Kevin Almond, University of Leeds, UK

Prof Elizabeth Barnes, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Galloway, Tamara, University of Exeter, UK

Abdel-Fattah Seyam, NC State University, US

Sanjay Gupta, World University of Design, India

Contacts

University of Huddersfield Contacts

Prof Parik Goswami CText FTI – Conference Chairman

Abstracts should be emailed for the attention of Dr Sohel Rana TIWC-Papers@hud.ac.uk

The email subject matter is TIWC 2023 Abstract Submission.

TIWC-Bookings@hud.ac.uk – General Booking Enquiries

Please click here to register.

 

The Textile Institute Contact

ringham@textileinst.org.uk  Robyn Ingham, events coordinator

Registration Fees

Please click here to register. 

 

Standard Fees

Non TI Member: GBP £720.00

TI Member: GBP £600.00

 

Early Bird Fees 

Non TI Member: GBP £600.00

TI Member: GBP £480.00

For group bookings of 3 delegates or more, please email tiwc-bookings@hud.ac.uk to secure a 10% discount. All bookings need to be made in a single transaction.

These rates are available until Monday 23 January 2023. 

 

Other Fees

TI Representative: GBP £480.00

Group Fees: (3 delegates or more): GBP £480.00

Student: GBP £250.00

Day Rate: GBP £300.00

Accompanying Person: GBP £250.00

*Accompanying person criteria: Lunch and social events only.

Please click here for the registration Terms and Conditions.

 

Invitation Letters

Invitation Letters for VISA application to the World Conference will be provided after registration and payment is completed. You are strongly advised to request an invitation letter as soon you are planning your trip and have registered to attend the conference. Please contact Robyn Ingham, events coordinator via ringham@textileinst.org.uk for more information.

About the University of Huddersfield

Professor Parikshit Goswami CText FTI, Conference Chairman.

Professor Parikshit Goswami (B.Sc. (Tech), MSc, PhD, MRSC, ASDC, CCol, CText, FTI, CMgr, MCMI, FHEA) did his MSc in Advanced Textile and Performance Clothing and his PhD from the University of Leeds. He is the Head of Department of Fashion and Textiles, and Director of Technical Textiles Research Centre at the University of Huddersfield. Prior to joining the University of Huddersfield, Professor Goswami was the Director of Research and Innovation at the School of Design at the University of Leeds and also led the Fibre and Fabric Functionalisation Research group at Leeds. Since joining the University of Huddersfield, Professor Goswami has proactively developed the research profile and activities in Technical Textiles. He is committed to multidisciplinary research and is working towards building constructive collaborations with the University of Huddersfield and industries to transform the competitiveness of the European technical textiles industries. Since joining Huddersfield, Professor Goswami has won government and commercial funding for several research projects, including a collaborative £5.4M project (AHRC Creative Economy- Industry Challenge) with the University of Leeds and Royal College of Art.

The University of Huddersfield is an innovative, exciting environment with a thriving multicultural community. The University of Huddersfield is a public research university located in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. It has been a University since 1992, but has its origins in a series of institutions dating back to the 19th century. The University continues to invest millions of pounds in buildings around the campus and has over 13,000 student locally attend, as well as overseas and surrounding areas. The University has made teaching quality a particular focus of its activities, winning the inaugural Higher Education Academy Global Teaching Excellence Award and achieving a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award both in 2017.

 

About The Textile Institute

The mission of The Textile Institute is to promote professionalism in all areas associated with the textile industries worldwide. The Textile Institute has Individual and Corporate Members in up to 60 countries, the membership covers all sectors and all disciplines in textiles, clothing and footwear. Within these global industries the aim of the Institute is to facilitate learning, to recognise achievement, to reward excellence and to disseminate information. The Textile Institute is a unique organisation in textiles, clothing and footwear. It was incorporated in England by a Royal Charter granted in 1925, was inaugurated in 1910 and is a registered charity. The Textile Institute is a fully international organisation represented by local and national offices around the world with its International Headquarters based in Manchester, UK.

Programme and Conference Schedule

Monday 3 July 2023 PM: Registration and welcome Reception at the University of Huddersfield.

Tuesday 4 July 2023 AM – Conference opening address and sessions through the day with coffee and lunch breaks.

Tuesday 4 July 2023 PM – An evening Gala Dinner and The Textile Institute Professional Qualifications Award Ceremony, at a converted textile mill (The Venue, Huddersfield) with entertainment from University of Huddersfield students, transport will be provided.

Wednesday 5 July 2023 AM – Conference sessions throughout the day with coffee and lunch breaks.

Wednesday 5 July 2023 PM – Evening reception, poster presentations, a fashion & costume show and graduate show case at the Barbara Hepworth building, University of Huddersfield.

Thursday 6 July 2023 AM – Conference sessions and the closing ceremony at lunch time.

Type of sponsorship

Founding

Price

£10,000

Status

1x opportunity

  • Company logo & link on conference website
  • Company logo & link included on all e-mail marketing
  • Company logo on all printed promotional items
  • 1 x Full-page advertisement in programme book
  • 2 x Conference Registrations, including all social events
  • 1 x Exhibition stand
  • Delegate bag insert
  • Invitation to present award during Conference Dinner
Type of sponsorship

Gold

Price

£5,000

Status

Unlimited opportunities

  • Company logo & link on conference website
  • Company logo & link included on all e-mail marketing
  • Company logo on all printed promotional items
  • 1 x Half-page advertisement in programme book
  • 1 x Conference registrations, including all social events
  • 1 x Exhibition stand
  • Delegate bag insert
Type of sponsorship

Silver

Price

£3,000

Status

Unlimited Opportunities

  • Company logo & link on conference website
  • Company logo & link included on all e-mail marketing
  • Company logo on all printed promotional items
  • 1 x Conference registration, including all social events
  • 1 x Exhibition stand
Type of sponsorship

Bronze

Price

£1000

Status

1x Exhibition Stand

  • 1 x Conference registrations, including all social events
  • 1 x Exhibition stand

Sponsorships

Media Partners

TIWC FAQs
Where is the conference held?

University of Huddersfield, Barbara Hepworth Building, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK.

Where is the conference accommodation?

Please click here for details below of accommodation close to the University of Huddersfield and the TIWC 2023 venue.

How do I get a visa?

Invitation Letters for VISA application to the World Conference will be provided after registration and payment is completed. You are strongly advised to request an invitation letter as soon you are planning your trip and have registered to attend the conference. You can request the letter by emailing Robyn Ingham, events coordinator via ringham@textileinst.org.uk

What tours will I be able to go on?

Available tours for the next TIWC are to be confirmed.

Past conferences

Gallery from TIWC 2018

A big thank you to everyone who attended The Textile Institute World Conference in Leeds. Please feel free to tag yourselves and share with your colleagues and friends.

Photography credit: Chris Lord 

‘The Licentiateship formally recognises my work in the field of medical textiles and allows me to collaborate internationally with experts to further develop our understanding of the way in which textiles interact with the human body.’

Testimonal by Holly Morris LTI

Terms and Conditions to be confirmed.

 

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